The purpose of the “Shooter Spotlight” is to help shooters get to know their fellow competitors a little bit better. We cover a wide range of shooters from “Marksman to Master.” This is the 69th interview in the series.
Where do you call home?
How long have you been shooting?
How did you get involved in shooting competitively?
I started going to the range with my father. He was an Olympic Champion shooter and I wanted to be just like him. The first match I fired was the Conn. State Indoor Championship. In that match I got a third place medal, and I was hooked.
What is a little known fact about yourself that your fellow competitors might not know?
Graduating from Brooklyn Technical High School, I was the defending and current New York City Rifle Champion, but I was only 4’10” the second smallest kid in my class of 1404.
What do you consider your finest shooting achievement?
The record score I fired at the 1970 National Championships in the 50 yard match. It still stands.
What is your favorite pre-match meal?
What is your favorite post match drink?
Do you have a favorite shooting range?
It was the Stratford PAL range, now it’s the Bell City Range
Do you have any short term and/or long term goals?
To win the Iron Sight Senior Championship at Camp Perry, so that I could win my Dad’s Trophy.
What shooting skills are currently focusing your energy on?
Getting my Iron Sights performance as good as I can.
Thanks Greg for sharing a little bit about yourself with the pronematch.com community!
I miss the monthly PTO matches the All Guard team used to run in Nashville TN when the NGMTU was headquartered there. Hap, Greg, Spike, Bill Lange, Ron Plumb, Ronnie Wigger, and a host of other fine shooters who made up the All Guard team would do their guard weekends in Nashville to shoot 50 meter 3-P and English matches each day. Hap also ran an ad hoc version of a finals shoot off as it had just been created for the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. Those matches and the opportunity to have a 50 meter outdoor practice facility in my own backyard was the epitome of my 3-P skills and made me a much better prone shooter.
Hi Greg, it’s Eamonn, from the Paparazzo days. Was wondering how George is doing. Last time he/we spoke was after Jim died, I think 4 years ago. I think George was having senility problems at that time.
Hopefully you are well as I am too. If George is receptive, please tell him I said hello.